Police To Fight Gambling By Putting 'Black Boxes' in Arcade Machines

Gambling is illegal in China, super illegal, which is one of the many reasons Macao is now the gambling capital of the world. In China, gambling is often associated with video game arcades. To circumvent gambling in arcades, Shanghai authorities are now putting "black boxes" inside arcade machines. » 9/22/14 6:30am 9/22/14 6:30am

TV And Film Still Don't Know How To Depict Texting (Or The Internet)

BBC's Sherlock does a pretty top-notch job of portraying text messages, but as Tony Zhou points out in the latest installment of Every Frame a Painting, cinematic representations of the digital world – including texting and the Internet – remain, for the most part, inefficient, ineffective, and uninspired. » 8/16/14 2:03pm 8/16/14 2:03pm

How The Oculus Rift Can Turn You Into A Controller

Playing with the Oculus Rift is better with friends. You can get your head chopped off, or use them as your personal "gaming chair." The idea is simple: The player with the headset on enjoys the game, like this hang gliding simulator, while the others lift, tilt and push the player, following on-screen instructions. » 5/07/14 9:20am 5/07/14 9:20am

​How A Horror Game Plans on Using the Real World to Scare You

Imaginary locations are great places to stage heart-stopping scream sequences. Nothing like being lost inside the bowels of a giant monster, an abandoned space station or the burning plains of hell for put the fear in you. But you know what else is really scary? The real world. In particular, that abandoned 7-11 off… » 3/25/14 3:00pm 3/25/14 3:00pm